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Gear 2 Recovery/Download Mode

6th May 2014, 06:27 AM |#1  
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Didn't see anyone mention this so I though I would just throw it on here. (sorry if someone already mentioned it)

You can access Gear 2's Recovery/Download mode the same way you could on the original Gear:

-Hold the "Power Button" until the unit reboots and you see the orange "Rebooting..." text then press the "Power Button" 5 (ish) times and
you will be taken to the a menu where you can select "Continue/Download/Recovery/etc" just like the old Gear.

Hopefully this means we can eventually install custom recovery and roms on this thing!
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6th May 2014, 07:41 PM |#2  
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No one mentioned it because it's the same as the gear 1. If you Google galaxy gear download mode or flash custom image or look at the gear 1 forums it's there

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30th July 2014, 03:22 PM |#3  
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Ok I dont know if I am doing something wrong, but I have tried this and still cannot get download mode....I get into the reboot menu, I highlight download, but it still boots normal. Is there a special download screen like on the android devices or does it just go to the clock face?
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Ok I dont know if I am doing something wrong, but I have tried this and still cannot get download mode....I get into the reboot menu, I highlight download, but it still boots normal. Is there a special download screen like on the android devices or does it just go to the clock face?

don't go into the reboot menu, but keep holding the power button until it reboots and then press the power button 5 times.
20th August 2014, 03:38 AM |#5  
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don't go into the reboot menu, but keep holding the power button until it reboots and then press the power button 5 times.

I also had this problem, no matter how many times I chose download mode, the watch would always boot normally.

Very frustrating as I was trying to get into download mode for about 3 damn hours!.

OK very simple step that for some reason no ones seems to have mentioned, once you have gotten into the reboot menu, select download mode, on my gear 2 its highlighted blue, then simply press and hold the home key once again, and voila download mode should come up.

Cheers Alan
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11th November 2014, 08:37 AM |#6  
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I also had this problem, no matter how many times I chose download mode, the watch would always boot normally.

Very frustrating as I was trying to get into download mode for about 3 damn hours!.

OK very simple step that for some reason no ones seems to have mentioned, once you have gotten into the reboot menu, select download mode, on my gear 2 its highlighted blue, then simply press and hold the home key once again, and voila download mode should come up.

Cheers Alan

Thanks a lot, I was in the same loooop
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